Keep These Close
These things will keep you alive:
The sharp blade of your mace,
the long span of your staff,
your shield, your gloves,
your shirt woven with bone.
These things will restore your health:
Pork parmesan, stuffed with melon,
Witchmothers’ potent brew,
infused with nightshade rum,
a glyph of health, a ring of triune,
a bag full of mountain flower and columbine.
These things will bolster your spirit:
The shine of sunlight,
the whisper of moons,
the swirl of cherry blossoms,
the silence when anchors lift,
the tune of a forgotten flute,
the warmth of friends on either side.
These things will keep you alive.
These will keep you strong.
These will keep you hearty.
Keep them close.
Daily Prompt: “write your own Sei Shonagon-style list of “things.” What things? Well, that’s for you to decide!” from Na/GloPoWriMo.